There are numerous factors which must be taken into consideration when determining the value of a personal injury claim. If you are wondering how much your personal injury claim may be worth, our firm may be able to help. The attorneys here at Odierno Law Firm, P.C. have decades of legal experience. We are committed to being zealous advocates for victims' rights and we are extremely proud of the fact that we have been able to recover many substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of Long Island accident victims and their families. It does not matter whether your injuries are minor or life-threatening, a Long Island personal injury attorney from our firm is ready to provide you with the sound legal counsel you need during this difficult time.
Determining the value of a personal injury claim can take time. Insurance companies who are quick to offer settlements are often doing so in the hopes the claimant will agree to accept a payout far below what he or she is eligible to receive. When we assess the value of a claim, we do so with our clients' best interests in mind. There is far more to consider than just immediate medical expenses and vehicle repairs. The circumstances surrounding your accident, the extent of your injuries, current and future medical expenses, loss of income, loss of property, pain and suffering, emotional or financial distress caused to you or those who depend on your care, loss of enjoyment and many other factors should all be considered when determining the true value of a claim.
In cases where the liable party's actions are particularly reckless, the victim may be awarded punitive damages as a way to deter such egregious behavior in the future. If the other party attempts to claim you are partially or entirely responsible for your own injuries, we may need to review the effect comparative negligence will have on your claim. If you want to find out how much your personal injury claim is worth, contact our law firm now to schedule a free case evaluation. We work hard to help our clients maximize their claims and we do so on a contingency fee basis. Let us provide you with the legal assistance you deserve.